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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft;
[syn: boarding, embarkation, embarkment]

2. a structure of boards;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Board \Board\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Boarding.] 1. To cover with boards or boarding; as, to board a house. "The boarded hovel." --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. [Cf. Board to accost, and see Board, n.] To go on board of, or enter, as a ship, whether in a hostile or a friendly way. [1913 Webster] You board an enemy to capture her, and a stranger to receive news or make a communication. --Totten. [1913 Webster] 3. To enter, as a railway car. [Colloq. U. S.] [1913 Webster] 4. To furnish with regular meals, or with meals and lodgings, for compensation; to supply with daily meals. [1913 Webster] 5. To place at board, for compensation; as, to board one's horse at a livery stable. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Boarding \Board"ing\, n. 1. (Naut.) The act of entering a ship, whether with a hostile or a friendly purpose. [1913 Webster] Both slain at one time, as they attempted the boarding of a frigate. --Sir F. Drake. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of covering with boards; also, boards, collectively; or a covering made of boards. [1913 Webster] 3. The act of supplying, or the state of being supplied, with regular or specified meals, or with meals and lodgings, for pay. [1913 Webster] Boarding house, a house in which boarders are kept. Boarding nettings (Naut.), a strong network of cords or ropes erected at the side of a ship to prevent an enemy from boarding it. Boarding pike (Naut.), a pike used by sailors in boarding a vessel, or in repelling an attempt to board it. --Totten. Boarding school, a school in which pupils receive board and lodging as well as instruction. [1913 Webster]




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